Pakistani official says rescued French climber returns home

Pakistani official says rescued French climber returns home
FILE - In this May 4, 2004 file photo, Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world, is seen in Pakistan's northern area. A Pakistani official said Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, that volunteers were able to rescue Elisabeth Revol, a French mountaineer from the Himalayan peak but because of poor weather called off efforts to retrieve a Polish climber, Tomasz Mackiewicz, who was suffering from snow blindness and altitude sickness. (AP Photo/Musaf Zaman Kazmi, File)

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says a French climber who was rescued from a Himalayan peak amid bad weather has returned home.

A senior official in the Pakistan Alpine Federation Karrar Haidri says Elisabeth Revol left Islamabad before dawn Tuesday.

He says he met with Revol who praised all those who participated in efforts aimed at rescuing her.

Haidri said she was sad for Polish climber Tomasz Mackiewicz, who was declared dead after the rescue effort.

The two mountaineers got stuck while they were climbing Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest peak in the world at 8,126 meters (26,660 feet). Pakistan began an operation Saturday and Revol was airlifted to Islamabad, where she was treated at a hospital before her return to home.